This Finnish Lady has only been around since last year but with her two so far released singles (‘Bleeding For Your Love’ and ‘Clovers’) she has captivated not only our attention. Her angelic voice floating on a beautifully crafted minimalist, electro pop sound, is reminiscent of Woodkid or Bjork. Her music is inspired by the beauty of nature and shaped by her collaboration with Julius Duhs and Robin Svensk, who have previously worked with Miike Snow and Nervo.
Suvi will release her new song ‘Find You’ in April via Rabble Records - we cannot wait to hear it. Until then we will just listen to ‘Bleeding For Your Love’ on repeat.
Band of The Day #513 - The New Tigers
Another wicked band hailing from Finland are The New Tigers. After releasing their debut in 2011 filled with blissful fuzzy pop, the band lost their beloved drummer Kece to the United Nations; but with the line-up change also came a slight change in sound mixing in some shoegaze-flavoured indie. The result is ‘The Badger’ which was released only last December.
The four-piece will tour in Germany around their album release before coming back to visit Brighton shores, don’t miss this highly addictive band.
Now these brothers are surely no newcomers back home in Finland anymore. After 4 number one albums and several award nominations it is time for them to move on and dive into foreign waters. Although our UK shores might not be as foreign to them; as the Helsinki band has accepted their ‘Anthem of The Year’ award for their single ‘Flowers and Rust’ last year in London’s Kew Gardens. On top of that they were also nominated as ‘Breakthrough Artist of The Year’ by the Progressive Music Awards.
The Von Hertzen Brothers might bring you progressive rock with classic rock elements and always infused with something fresh and modern; but they always create something “from the heart”, as their band name suggests.
Before stopping off in Brighton The Von Hertzen Brothers will explore the UK on their upcoming tour in April.
Woman’s Hour are a four-piece from London dubbed to be one of “the finest up-and-coming purveyors of modernist pop”. They smoothly layer atmospheric melodies with radiant drum machine beats and bass, creating a mesmerizing sound that is enriched by soulful, ethereal vocals.
The band ended a year full of praises by Huw Stephens, Pitchfork and The Fader, by signing to Secretly Canadian. With their latest single “Her Ghost” Woman’s Hour create a painfully delicate, electronic landscape, reminiscent of The xx; with such sweet and touching vocals, making you forget reality for 3 minutes.
The single is out on 17th February and sees the band heading out on tour worldwide before stopping by at The Great Escape.
This hotly-tipped collective are one of the best-kept secrets of the last six months. The mysterious ones to watch have remained anonymous with their core members only referring to themselves as J and T. They have been racking up love from every taste-maker in town including The Fly, DIY, NME, The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit as well as Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens.
Jungle's ‘groove-laden electronic soul’ hones in on infectious melodies with pulsing beats and a truly exciting new sound. There's strong stylistic likeness here to James Blake and TV on the Radio.
Jungle are heading out on tour in March stopping by in London’s Village Underground, and of course, a highly-anticipated slot on The Great Escape 2014
The Swedes seem to have sussed out how to pen a great pop tune. Tove Lo is no exception, the singer/songwriter, who used to write songs for Icona Pop and Girls Aloud, is now concentrating on herself.
Her witty and honest lyrics paired with electronic beats and striking melodies portray nothing but a rarely seen integrity and don’t fail to captivate. Think Ellie Goulding, Foxes or Icona Pop and you’re on the right lines.
Bobbie Allen is a DC-based singer/songwriter who is better known under her moniker Young Summer. What defines her is her flawless vocal talent which grabs hold of anyone listening to it.
Heavy lyrics float above a synth based electronic production and complement the rawness and honesty of her songs: “It all comes from a very sincere and honest place”, she says.
Her ‘Feaver Dream’ EP is now available worldwide.
26-year-old Courtney Barnett is a typical chilled out Aussie chick with a fiery spirit. Since studying fine art she has founded her own label Milk Records, released two EP’s, toured far away from home, yet still she’s managed to stay relaxed and hold down a bar job. That’s our kinda chick.
She’s currently got everybody talking about her new track ‘History Eraser’ which radiates an effortless grunge sexiness. tunes never miss a hook and mix a hint of country perfectly with psychedelia. Her witty lyrics along with her straight-faced delivery, has received world-wide acclaim. Courtney is nominated for NME’s Best New Band Award 2014 and is currently rocking out on tour. Her brand new album “The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas” is available now, if you haven’t already we advise you to check her out.
Having played Reading and Leeds after only 3 gigs shows the potential this lot has got. Amber Run, a five-piece from Nottingham manage to balance stadium-sized rock anthems and the intimacy and mood of folk music perfectly.
“It’s music for the whole decade, not just for now. We want people to be coming back to our music in 20 years.” The lads kicked 2014 off with a headline performance at a BBC introducing showcase and where recently invited to interview with Annie Mac, courtesy of Red Bull Studios. Currently working on a debut album with Foals and 1975 producer Mike Crossey, Amber run surely are set to make a bold statement this year!
Daniel emerged on the Poland music scene a few years ago and since then has been honing his skills behind the decks. This determination has payed off with results such as winning the Vestax POPDJ league title and opening for some of the world’s biggest and best hip-hop acts including Jay-Z and De La Soul. Turning his hand to producing, Daniel Drumz has recorded and worked with a vast range of different artists making him into a renowned producer and adding another accomplishment to his CV. His EP ‘Sleepless State Of Mind’ is out now on U Know Me Records.
Their self released EP ‘Neon Chameleon’ and full length album ‘Scylla and Charybdis' were both received to high acclaim with Dutch music magazine OOR writing, ‘Melancholic pop has rarely sounded nicer.’ It also helped add to the impressive comparisons stating that, ‘Misia Furtak sounds like a mixture between Bjork and PJ Harvey’
The band’s latest single is out now on iTunes, we recommend you get it before any more superstar comparisons come flying in.
With richer life experience and a new artistic confidence, the sprite‐like vocalist has been recording in Los Angeles, working on her latest release, LAX. The new EP is a strong move in a positive direction combining an impressive vocal with sharp electronic production. Featuring remixes from fellow Polish Great Escapers, KAMP! and surprising home audiences by singing in English it seems Brodka is constantly developing and is now ready to break past her borders and pursue world domination.
Catch Brodka live in London at The Jazz Cafe on the 15th May, it’ll be a show not to be missed. For ticket details, click here.
Cousins’ fuzzed-out sound is both distorted and endearing, warm, melodic rock music delivered with a smile. Their latest release ‘The Palm At The End Of The Mind' is filled with rhythmic drums and eerie multi tracked vocals creating a warm blanket of sound.
Under band interests they only have one word. Breakfast. Judging by their energetic live performances we can safely say that they are having the most important meal of the day.
Caitlin Park is a songwriter from Sydney, Australia. She takes folk and electro-acoustics to new heights with her abstract composition and sampling creating what is best described as folktronica. What differs Cailtlin even further is her inclusion of film nostalgia throughout her debut album, Milk Annual. Her songs are riddled with sound effects and dialogue taken from 1940/50s films, this came from having worked part time at a cult video store when she was younger and taking home film after film. Other samples she frequently uses are kids screaming, the clink of roped boats, struck matches and irregular heartbeats, these are all sitting behind the warm multi tracked vocal that creates interesting layered tracks that keep you finding new things after the fifth time of listening.
As well as creating brilliant soundscapes in the studio with the likes of Peter Broderick, Caitlin can take her individual sound on the road and has toured with the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, First Aid Kit and The Staves. Her use of layers creates a must see live experience.